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Last updated: 19 June 2018
Fecha:martes 31 marzo 1998
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-53 (C-131A)
Operador:Linea Aérea Mexicana de Carga
Registración: XA-TAP
Numéro de série: 53-13
Año de Construcción: 1954
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-99W
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Mexico City (   México)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY/MMMY), México
Some 8 minutes after takeoff from Mexico City an engine failure was reported. ATC vectored the Convair for a runway 05R ILS approach. The Convair couldn't maintain height and the crew requested vectors for a runway 23L landing. The aircraft crashed while trying to make an emergency landing on a road, shortly after reporting a fire in the no. 2 engine.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport to Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport as the crow flies is 709 km (443 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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